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Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented Reality in the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Augmented Reality is the digital layering of information overtop of, or in front of, the real world. This content is viewable through a digital device that places it realtime over the real world through the camera. Imagine a pair of eye glasses that could show the Facebook status or most recent Twitter above a person’s head. Augmented Reality browsers are working to make this possible.

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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

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The Flipped Class Manifest

The Flipped Class Manifest | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The "Flipped Classroom" is a term that has recently taken root in education. Much information and misinformation currently surrounds the conversation. We, as outspoken advocates for the "Flipped Classroom" concept, believe the following:

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5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know

5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Every time we share info about ourselves across various networks, it is revealed to everyone even though it is meant only for a select few. As a result, people or organizations outside our network could easily exploit such info about us even without us knowing. Must users be willing to pit having a healthy online social presence against a firm hold of their privacy?

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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Create Infographics with easel.ly | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for creating sophisticated looking infographics. The tool uses well designed templates which you can edit and add your own information to. 

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Aris P. Louvris's comment, May 5, 2012 7:55 AM
Crashes when loading themes, still in beta. Needs more time perhaps...
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What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like — The Digital Shift

What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like — The Digital Shift | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Although these statistics make it sound as though computers were ubiquitous in schools half a decade ago, scratching the surface reveals a less positive picture. In 2008, the ratio of students to Internet-connected computers was three-to-one. Eighty-five percent of those machines were more than a year old, and less than 40 percent of schools reported wireless network access for the whole building. Since then, it’s easy to imagine that things have vastly improved—with better computers, better computer-to-student ratios, and better Internet access. And in some cases, that’s true.

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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues

Infographic: Information Literacy Issues | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Developing information literacy skills is perhaps the most important issue in 21st Century Learning and yet the struggle to do so is an uphill battle. We asked our friends in the library world what they think of the state of information literacy in schools. Check out this cool infographic to see what we learned.

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The eight types of imagination we use

The eight types of imagination we use | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Each form of imagination outlined above certainly overlaps and may operate in tandem. Imaginative thinking provides the ability to move towards objectives, and travel along selected paths. Imaginative much more divergent than logical thought, as imagination can move freely across fields and disciplines, while logical thinking is orientated along a narrowly focused path. From this perspective imagination is probably more important than knowledge as knowledge without application is useless. Imagination enables us to apply knowledge.

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60% of students say they wouldn’t attend a school without free WiFi

60% of students say they wouldn’t attend a school without free WiFi | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Surprisingly, according to research by Educause, only 78% of students feel that wifi is extremely valuable for their academic success, while 60% of students said they wouldn’t attend a college all if it didn’t offer free wifi. The study also finds that 47% of students believe technology makes professors better at their jobs, yet over 30% of students found their instructors to be incapable of getting technology working without student aid.

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Networked Student

The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler's high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros' Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century.

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Writing a Great Authentic Task

Writing a Great Authentic Task | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Project-based Learning engages students in projects that allow them to construct their own knowledge and develop authentic products while dealing with real-world issues. In order to challenge students on this level, it is helpful to frame their work with an authentic task.

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Digital Games: Learning English by Playing ~ Sharing Learning

Digital Games: Learning English by Playing ~ Sharing Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Playing is an important part of human development and life. We learn by doing, socializing exchanging ideas and collaborating with our peers. However, we grow up and all of a sudden – voilà – school appears and playing takes a back seat. What has happened? Teaching, understood as instruction, does not consider it relevant for learning.

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A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral

A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

To teach responsibly in a digital age, we have to respect what our tools can do to help us learn together -- and what tools alone cannot do. We need to be prepared to adapt them to our specific needs as teachers and learners. We need tools that are as open as possible, that are designed to encourage students to participate and not simply consume. And we need to support teachers who are also learning how to use new tools for the most innovative, imaginative, interactive teaching.

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Video Gaming in the Classroom: Case Studies

Video Gaming in the Classroom: Case Studies | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This video playlist of three case studies of teachers integrating gaming into their classroom is worth a look if you are still wondering about the benefits of video game design. One teacher talks about using Minecraft; another, about how her traditional use of board games and design naturally shifted to video gaming when her school began to get computers and technology; and the other works at the Quest to Learn school that has a philosophical base built on gaming.

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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

These questions showed us that there are different stages of personalizing learning. Personalizing learning for all learners means understanding the different stages of personalized learning environments (PLE).

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Visual Understanding Environment

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The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

 

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7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology

7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.

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Elizabeth Anne's comment, May 6, 2012 11:10 AM
Difficult to keep focused as a teacher when you're curating such interesting stuff ;-)
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?"

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Empowering Students with Digital Reading | District Administration Magazine

Empowering Students with Digital Reading | District Administration Magazine | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Some teachers and librarians say that digital reading products can personalize learning for struggling students and help interest young readers in nonfiction books, which are a major component in the Common Core State Standards Initiative designed to strengthen current state standards. As school districts across the country struggle under the weight of budget cuts, however, school administrators will need to be creative in finding funding sources.

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Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey

Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Despite students’ limited ability to access social media in school, it is interesting to see how students are increasingly tapping into the plethora of social media tools and products to create community, develop skills and organize their lives outside of the classroom.

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Discovery learning with augmented reality

Discovery learning with augmented reality | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Augmented reality (AR) is a tool educators should consider using as it provides discovery and experiential experiences creating more opportunities for students to make deeper connections and understandings. Additionally the 2010 and 2011 Horizon Reports, predict that the use of augmented reality in education will be widespread within two to three years.

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Power to the Learners

Power to the Learners | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The syllabus indicated there would be no rubric, no paper, and that we, the learners, would generate most of the content in a collegial rather than instructional environment. Content would be released throughout the week in a number of places. We would be reading three books in 12 weeks and would collaborate on a book report for one of them.

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Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development

Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Immersive environments can offer learners rich and complex content-based learning while also helping learners hone their technical, creative, and problem-solving skills. Because immersive environments are so rich and visual, users tend to be highly engaged.

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Social Professional Learning

Social Professional Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Social Professional Learning is a method of developing in teachers the confidence and process they may need to connect with others professionally online. This is a big deal for many educators who may be unsure of social media, or who may be resistant to it due to some preconceived notions. I want to share with you my belief that social professional learning is not only worth your time, but it may actually change your perspectives on professional learning in general.

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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In today's world of near-ubiquitous connectivity, in which ordinary people have almost instantaneous access to unlimited stores of information and the ability to interact with anyone, anywhere, anytime, what does it mean to be an effective citizen? What skills and knowledge do our students need to participate fully in a world transformed by technology? What role should our schools play in developing effective digital citizens?

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